HOUSTON (October 29, 2018)– A driver traveling in the wrong direction on I-45 North has died after crashing into an 18-wheeler.
The fatal accident happened around 2:45 a.m. on Monday near I-45 and Spring Stuebner. The driver of a Ford Mustang was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of the North Freeway when he collided into the big rig. The driver died at the scene. The driver and passenger in the big rig did not suffer any injuries.
According to Sgt. Dashana Cheek-McNeal with Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the big rig was traveling 45 mph approaching a slight slope when he saw the Mustang’s headlights. The truck driver tried to avoid it, but the Mustang continued in his direction and they crashed in the HOV lane.
When the police arrived on the scene, they found the 18-wheeler and Mustang blocking the left lanes of the freeway. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office mention they received calls about the wrong-way driver 90 seconds before the collision happened.
The crash remains under investigation to determine where the driver began driving the wrong way and if alcohol was a factor.
Hazmat crews were on the scene to clean up diesel fuel because of the accident. The northbound lanes in Spring were shut down for five hours.
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Source: ABC 13